No way to treat a star. Justin Bieber was reportedly placed in a chokehold by security and booted on Sunday night from the Coachella music festival in Indio, California.
According to gossip website TMZ, the 21-year-old was stopped at the artist’s entrance where Drake was performing, which led to an argument. Bieber and his entourage showed security they had the proper wristbands to gain entry, but were told the area was at capacity and they couldn’t come in.
People present said Bieber argued with security, saying there was no way he could stand in a big crowd because he’d get bombarded by fans. Security was not buying into that and told him to leave.
Bieber persisted and said he was personally invited by Drake and had been waiting all weekend to see him perform. Bieber didn’t stand down and security was pissed.
At that point, a Coachella staffer came up to Bieber and said she would escort him inside the artist’s area. She grabbed Bieber by the arm and began walking him and his security team inside, when Coachella security came up from behind and put Bieber in a chokehold.
Bieber’s team got into it with security and the singer was then ordered to leave the festival.
Sources close to Bieber say he voluntarily left, and they’re considering taking legal action against the security guards.